Kees Mandemakers is professor of History at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam where he holds the endowed chair for Large Historical Databases.
Professor Mandemakers studied History at Utrecht University and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He has worked at Utrecht University and VU University Amsterdam, where he taught historical informatics and statistics from 1989 till October 2000. In 1996 he acquired his PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
In 1991 Professor Mandemakers started the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) at the IISH and since 2000 he has worked there full time. Present position at the IISH: senior research fellow, heading the HSN.
His main research interests include: methodology of large historical databases (topics: data processing, sample designs), social stratification and mobility and social history (topics: secondary education, infant and child mortality, shoe-industry).